Below are your 2011 Labor Day Weekend happenings - if you know of more, add them into the comments!
On Monday, Leland hosts the 14th Annual Labor Day Bridge Walk beginning promptly at Noon on the M-22 Bridge. Certificates, lemonade and cookies will be available for all on the lawn of the Old Art Building following the walk.
You'll have to make a choice because the Labor Day BridgeWalk/Party happens at noon as well on the Narrows Bridge between Big & Little Glen Lake!
Up in Northport you can check out the final Concert in the Park of the season on Friday night. It features country music act Sister Wilene and There's also Sugar's Folly on Saturday & Sunday, an orginal play at the Northport Community Arts Center - click here for lots more about the play.
Saturday is the Grand Opening of the corn maze at Gill's Pier Winery. The fun starts at 11 AM and goes to 6 PM (last entry at 5). From 2-5 PM enjoy ribs from the Apache Trout Grill and live music from the Windy Ridge Boys. Tickets are $10 each and include lunch and admission to the corn maze.
Speaking of wineries, the weekend is a great time to explore the Leelanau Wine Trail which features 20 diverse wineries.
Labor Day Weekend is also a great time to explore all the fantastic beaches in the area. Many people have heard that the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is the most beautiful place in (Good Morning) America. For one look at why, check out North Bar Lake with everything from lounging in the sun to swimming in toasty warm North Bar, playing in the waves on a pristine stretch of Lake Michigan shore and even enjoying Leelanau's best skim boarding on the tiny channel that connects the two lakes! For more, visit our Sleeping Bear Dunes page.
Looking for more things to do, check out the Leelanau Calendar. Please feel free to leave your Labor Day suggestions as comments! We look forward to hear what everyone has planned!
Of course just kicking back with a fishing pole or a barbecue with some friends may be all you need for the perfect holiday weekend, which we at Leelanau.com heartily wish for you!
Photo: These are days to remember... by John Levanen